Tuesday, June 3, 2014

D.L. Moody Book Review



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 About the Book

He burst upon the fusty corridors of Victorian spirituality like a breath of fresh air, regaling one prime minister with his sense of humor, and touching the lives of seven presidents.

Who was this man? A sterling philanthropist and educator, D. L. Moody was also the finest evangelist in the nineteenth century-bringing the transformative message of the gospel before 100 million people on both sides of the Atlantic in an age long before radio and television. Thousands of underprivileged young people were educated in the schools he established. Before The Civil War, he went to a place no one else would: the slums of Chicago called Little Hell. The mission he started there, in an abandoned saloon, in time drew children in the hundreds and prompted a visit from President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1860. But all this is just to begin to tell the life of D.L. Moody. Drawing on the best, most recent scholarship, D. L. Moody - A Life chronicles the incredible journey of one of the great souls of history. (Goodreads)



My Review

I enjoy biographies because I think people are interesting. You never really know what goes on in a person's life until you get a new glimpse into the time period and history. D.L. Moody was a much more interesting man than I had every thought. I had no idea where he grew up or came from and it was interesting to learn how he came to believe in Christ. While many biographies are written differently I liked how this book is organized. Some of the chapters were a bit long and there were a few slow moving parts but it was still an enjoyable read.
If you enjoy biographies you will find this book interesting!

 

★★★★☆, I liked it a lot.


"I received this book from MP Newsroom for free in exchange for an honest review."






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